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Unread 03-23-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Help identifying 1980 Willys CJ7

I'm looking to buy my first Jeep. I've taken a liking to the CJ7 - it looks awesome!

Can someone help me with this one?

Owner noted that the hard top was fitted in later. But everything else is original as far as he knows.

I'd like to get something as close as possible to being in original condition. Wheel arch, door shape, distance between door and wheel arch all look a bit odd to what I've so far found in other pictures on the internet.

I'm completely new to this, so any pointers as to what I should look for to identify whats original and what has been 'done up' is very appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.

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Unread 03-23-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Your profile does not say where you are, but this is not an American made jeep. There never has been a CJ7 diesel jeep made in the USA,
so what you are seeing was made under license in another country, but not necessary to any set specifications. The Willys name has not
been used for several decades now. There has been jeep production in China, India and the Philippines and possibly several other
countries. The only way to tell where yours was made would be to search for manufacturing labels on the engine, frame, or body.
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Unread 03-27-2015, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thank you so much.

I'm looking for this in Sri Lanka. A wiki article had said that "A diesel-powered version was made in the Ohio factory for export only" between between 1980 and 1982. So I'm guessing this is one of those.

Thank you once again for the tips on where to look for the manufacturing labels.
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